Bulls and Bears: Mark Skousen Explores Whether Wall Street Is Still the Entrepreneur's Best Friend
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October 31, 2013
) - Mark Skousen -- financial economist, university professor, author, and 40-year veteran on Wall Street -- discusses the vital role the capital markets play in the global economy in Bulls and Bears: Is Wall Street the Entrepreneur's Best Friend? on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Skousen looks at the dynamic role -- for both good and bad -- played by the financial markets in the 2008 economic crisis. He explains why Wall Street is the by far the best and cheapest way to finance entrepreneurship and new innovations. He shows how the small business person can get a fair shake on Wall Street.
Along the way Skousen talks about his encounters with famous investors like Warren Buffett. Finally, he offers his forecast for the future of Wall Street and the economy, and how it will affect job creation and our pocketbooks.
Throughout, he draws draw from a wide range of financial adages, ancient proverbs, poems, short stories, and worldly wisdom that he has been collecting since 1982. They are compiled in his book The Maxims of Wall Street.
In November 2012, Skousen came to the Library to talk about his ancestor, Benjamin Franklin.
A former economist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Skousen has taught economics at Columbia Business School, Barnard College, and Columbia University. He now holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. He writes the Forecasts & Strategies newsletter.
He is the author of three books about Franklin, as well as several about economics, including Investing In One Lesson; EconoPower, The Making of Modern Economics; and Vienna and Chicago, Friends or Foes?
Skousen is the founder and producer of FreedomFest, an annual conference held in Las Vegas and billed as the world's largest gathering of free minds on liberty.
This presentation is co-sponsored by Grantham University and is a pre-kickoff event for Global Entrepreneuriship Week, November 18-24, 2013.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore. RSVP at kclibrary.orgor call 816.701.3407.